It's Time to Change Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Batteries

WPIX 11 - March 10, 2019

by KRISTINE GARCIA

NEW YORK — As we spring forward during Daylight Saving Time, the FDNY is urging New Yorkers to change their smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries.

Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro reminds New Yorkers to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when changing their clocks on Mar. 10.

“A working smoke alarm is critical to surviving a fire in your home,” said Commissioner Nigro. “I implore every New Yorker to test their smoke alarms this weekend when they change their clocks, and if you do not have one, install one immediately where you sleep and on every level of your home.”

Those without a smoke alarm are urged to get a 10-year sealed battery combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm for every level of their home.

Last year, more than 60,000 smoke alarm batteries were distributed at over 9,100 safety presentations citywide, according tot the FDNY.

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